One of the first musicals I ever saw on the stage was a touring production of Les Miserables. I cannot even begin to describe the emotions that this musical made me feel. The story, the staging, and most of all the music all combined to create one of the most touching and powerful musicals I have ever seen, still to this day after all the shows I have watched since then.
When I heard that this most amazing musical was being brought to the screen I was filled with nervous excitement. If done well this could easily become my favorite movie. If done poorly…I don’t even want to think about the devastation I would feel. Well, when I went to see Snow White and the Huntsman a couple weeks ago with my mother (who loves this musical even more than me) we were surprised to see the trailer. As soon as the first notes of ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ played we both gasped and I slapped a hand on her arm in anticipation. Neither of us could breath or tear our eyes away from the screen. When it was over I looked at her and we both had tears streaming down our faces. If the trailer is anything to go by, this adaptation is going to be everything I hoped it would be.
What do you think? Are you excited about this movie? Have you seen the stage production? Let me know in the comments.